July 26, 2012, - 4:47 pm
Many readers have asked me my thoughts on Mitt Romney’s impending trip to Israel. My response has been that George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Hussein Obama all visited Israel when they were running for President. Not a single one of them turned out to be a good friend of Israel, but they all did right by their Arab Muslim buddies whose states and terrorist camps they deliberately did not visit during the campaign (though George W. Bush made many wasted trips to Dearbornistan to get the Muslim endorsement, which he got). And, as I noted yesterday, Romney hired a number of anti-Israel foreign policy advisers for his campaign. But, now, it appears that the trip to Israel has even less to do with Israel, per se, and more to do with raising gazillions of campaign dollars from ex-pat U.S. citizens who live there. A Monday Romney fundraiser at the swanky King David Hotel in Jerusalem stands to raise Romney millions of dollars. Admission is $50,000 per couple or a commitment to raise $100,000. (And billionaire Sheldon Adelson (who contributed to my campaign for the Michigan House) is expected to be there. He’s pledged to spend $100 million to help elect Romney.) Romney is not going to Israel out of any great personal or heartfelt concern for the Jewish State. It’s about PR and dollars. Plus it’s about appealing to the evangelical Christian voters, who aren’t too crazy about Romney but care far more about the State of Israel, sadly, than most American Jewish voters. After the election, none of that will matter much to Romney. Hint: he ain’t movin’ the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.
The Romney fundraiser in Israel is going to be a breakfast and is being held at the historic King David Hotel next Monday, July 30. . . .
Since U.S. citizens only can donate to presidential campaigns, those attending the event either will be Americans who are visiting the country or those who are now living there. Some of the campaign’s major Jewish donors will be attending the fundraiser. Those attending are being asked to either donate $50,000 per couple or raise $100,000 for the campaign.
Romney is expected to arrive in Israel Saturday night after his stop in London.
Remember, talk and symbolism are cheap. Romney can and will say and do anything before the election, as most Presidential candidates do. But after the election, a President Romney won’t change course on the Middle East in any way. He won’t get tough on the Muslim Brotherhood or reverse the billions in foreign aid that Obama and Hillary sent them. And he won’t embrace Israeli settlements or remove CIA advisers from the midst of the Muslim Brotherhood rebels in Syria. He won’t get tough on Hezbollah or Iran or HAMASastan Gaza. And he won’t pull back from pressuring Israel on a Palestinian State. Nothing will change for the better in Romney foreign policy.
Anyone who thinks otherwise is smoking some strong hashish.
He simply doesn’t have the testicles. A man doesn’t suddenly grow cojones at age 65 . . . even if he moves to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
And if these Jews giving millions of dollars to Romney had any balls, they would demand at least the firing of James “F— the Jews” Baker from his campaign. But like Romney and the Jews on the left, they don’t have the gonads either.
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